Since my last posting on the topic of free ways of generating web visitors to your blog was such as success, I am expanding a little bit on that topic for my conclusion to the topic. I will continue to explore all of the best ways to make sure that you are getting the BEST viewers to your blog that can possibly handle in future posts, and that means the quality of the viewers, not just quantity. If you want the viewers to come back continually and tell their friends to go to your blog, here is the remainder of the steps you need to take to ensure that this keeps happening to your own blog:
6. People are not cyborgs, so write for the human element.
The web gurus have always put a high amount of value on optimizing your keywords for search engines like “Google” and “Yahoo”. But that takes the human condition out of the equation. Don’t ever write just for search engine keywords optimization. It’s always good to dedicate a certain portion of your blog with pertinent keywords based on what products/services your site provides, but if you don’t have anything truly meaningful to say to your customers, then all is lost. The best way to have a long successful career with your website is to promote visitors to bookmark your site and keep them coming back on a daily or weekly basis.
The only way to do that is to provide content that describes in detail the services/products you are bringing to them. So don’t listen to people who tell you to write short blogs with a 500-word limit and just change them up on a daily basis to increase traffic. While that will work in the short term, what works in the long haul is being very descriptive with blogs that average 1800-2200 words. Some viewers to your site will find that too long to read, but the ones that take the time to read it will be very receptive to staying with your site for years to come. Most blogs average 400-600 words per blog. You don’t want to be average!
7. Make fresh content about timeless issues, not just the “torn from today’s headlines” topics.
When you have finished writing your blog for the day, step back and ask yourself, “Will anybody care about this topic in the year 2150?” If the answer is no, revise your blog and put in something for the ages, not just for the year you’re writing about. To hit people on a more deeper personal level, the topics and subject have to be about issues that have been around since man started to read and write.
Content that describes how to get over the death of a relative, how to increase your intellect, dealing with emotional traumas brought on by being in a car wreck are perfect choices for more personal and detailed bloggings. If you feel strongly about a topic such as the ones described, there are millions of others that will too. Ignore most fads and current events in your content writing. Celebrities like Paris Hilton are getting huge hits right now for some sites, but in the long run she will fade into obscurity and so will those sites along with her.
8. Originality is still the king.
Most people’s websites are filled with links to other sites that have relevant articles that the site owner never even reads on a regular basis. Don’t make that same lazy mistake. Always have every article on your site be original. Even if you have to pick quotes and article listings from other websites to form new articles on your site, make sure you distinguish your re-writes with your own style.
When a viewer to your site really connects with your own original style, they tend to stick around for a much longer time and will bookmark it for sure. After you build up your original content, you should have hundreds of smaller and bigger articles for your readers to enjoy.
9. Your site must be of great value to the website viewer.
This is one of the most important reasons most website will fail within a year. Websites come and go now with the frequency of a cheap ham radio. The reason is because there are so many sites saying the same useless things. Your visitors will only come back to your site if they do see inherent value in it. Whether your site is selling “How to” books, or horror dvds, if your visitor is gaining either new knowledge about something they can’t get anywhere else, or if you are giving them a bargain on a book they can’t find anywhere else, you are generating great value in their minds. It always pays in the long run to be more philosophical about your site. Would you go to your site and be able to find the value there if you could distance yourself from it? Be honest and really critical with your response, because then you’ll be able to make all the proper corrections yourself, or with a consultant’s help if necessary.
10. Turn your blogs into articles that you then submit to directories.
There are so many websites now devoted to articles that you would be foolish not to try to promote your blog through article submissions. Take your best blogs/content for the past month and format them into 400-700 word article submissions.
Make the title really grab potential readers, for instance, “How to generate a passive income in 1 hour”, or any other attention grabber that is pertinent to your site. You have to have a web link generated at the bottom of your article so people that like the article can directly jump to your website. Make sure that the topic is relevant to your site to ensure the visitor stays long enough to buy your service/product. You can use Google to find the myriad article websites out there by typing in “article submission sites”.
If you follow these instructions and think about your website in a more thoughtful manner, I am sure you can turn your website business into a very successful one.